Uptown Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Members

Mint Museum Uptown

Several museums beginning next week will offer free admission to active-duty U.S. military personnel and up to five members of their families. 

The Mint Museum, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Discovery Place, and Levine Museum of the New South will all extend the free passes as part of the Blue Star Museums program, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense. Military members should present their military ID at the ticket booth. Johnson C. Smith University, which is hosting the exhibition COURAGE: The Carolina Story that Change America at the James. B. Duke Memorial Library, is also taking part in the program. 

The program runs from Memorial Day (May 27) through Labor Day (Sept. 2). 

The Mint Museum also will extend the offer to any veteran who presents a Veterans Identification Card. 

“We are thrilled to offer our support to military families and veterans this summer,” said Hillary Cooper, director of communications and media relations at The Mint Museum. “This initiative enables us to deepen our community connections and serve as a family-friendly center for learning and inspiration.”

To see the full list of museums across the country that are participating in the program visit nea.gov/national/bluestarmuseums/. More than 1,800 U.S. museums are taking part in the program so far with more expected to join. 

Categories: Arts + Culture, Revue